1Appear or occur suddenly and unexpectedly: these memories can pop up from time to time
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- There is no campaign and suddenly his name pops up, clearly presented by the British and the French who have been impressed by his negotiational ability.
- Suddenly a commercial pops up for Colgate toothpaste.
- So much for these chain stores that appear to be popping up all over the country.
1.1 Computing (Of a browser window) appear without having been requested, especially for the purpose of advertising.
- You see the warnings indicated by the red popping up on the screen.
- It also pops up a screen asking you for permission to enter the site, all according to the rules.
- You can float the mouse over the button and a tool tip will pop up with the command name.
2Hit a baseball high into the air but not deep, providing an easy catch: in three at bats, he struck out twice and popped up
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- The vast majority of firebrands have been second basemen, a position often played by smaller men, though feisty shortstops also pop up from time to time.
- The batter popped up a bunt foul behind catcher who chose to catch the foul ball on the fly.
- With the winning run on second and nobody out, Damon tried to bunt, and he ended up popping up to Posada.
1(Of a book or greeting card) containing folded cut-out pictures that rise up to form a three-dimensional scene or figure when the page is turned.
- A pop-up book aimed at adults, this work illustrates in three dimensions every nightmare you've ever had, and some you don't want to know about.
- Her vision is nihilistic and absurd, yet, in its commitment to small-scale fantasy, an inarguable delight to behold - like a cheeky, philosophical pop-up book.
- As a result of the performance's intertwined story lines and demanding location changes, the design team decided to model the sets after a children's pop-up book.
1.1(Of an electric toaster) operating so as to push up a piece of toast quickly when it is ready.
- The majority of homes already have washing machines, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners and pop-up toasters.
- He clicked his fingers for a menu and fiddled with a mobile phone, then started playing with another piece of gadgetry that looked like a combination satellite dish, pop-up toaster and miniature microwave oven.
- As pop-up toasters are covered under the Quality Control Order, 1981, they have to conform to the safety standards.
1.2 Computing (Of a menu or other utility) able to be superimposed on the screen being worked on and suppressed rapidly.
- To me, the selective JPEG compression and the pop-up menu creator are certainly worth the upgrade price.
- Here's something else to try: right-click on a filename and a small pop-up menu will appear.
- The form must be created by a program, rather than written as a static document, because it displays pop-up menus of catalogs and items from the database tables.
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1A pop-up picture in a book.
- Part of the design aspect of the books included pop-ups.
- With its glitter and glare, pop-ups within pop-ups, you're guaranteed to fall for this grand book.
- Around the margins of each spread are smaller ‘books,’ which in turn contain more dinosaur-related pop-ups.
3 Computing A pop-up menu or other utility.
- On a mobile device, usability is key when there is so little time or functionality for fiddling with menus, pop-ups or mousing around.
- Always remember to shut down the card using the pop-up in the Menu bar before you pull it out.
- It has added pop-up, hierarchical content menus, a key feature of the menu, to its folders.
3.1An unrequested browser window, especially one generated for the purpose of advertising.
- Spyware refers to a class of invasive program that generates pop-ups, hijacks user home pages or redirects searches in an attempt to either monitor user activity or bombard surfers with unwanted messages.
- Under new management, the company is dropping as far as possible graphical advertising, including pop-ups and so-called ‘skyscrapers’, which add clutter.
- With no advertising pop-ups or spyware, your computer and your privacy will be safe so long as you don't download any dodgy files.